Saratoga Race Course

Third Saratoga Title In Four Years Nets Jose Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Title

After earning the riding title at Saratoga for the third time in four years, Jose Ortiz was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for August 26 -September 2, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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Saratoga Meet Generates Record $700 Million In All-Sources Handle

For the first time in history, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) generated more than $700 million in all-sources handle during the 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course, which was conducted over a five-day race week and included the cancellation of a full Saturday card of racing. Wagering from all-sources totaled $705,343,949 a staggering […]

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Brown, Jose Ortiz, Klarman Earn Repeat Saratoga Titles

Trainer Chad Brown earned his second consecutive H. Allen Jerkens award, and third overall, for the Saratoga meet’s top trainer with 41 wins, while Jose Ortiz [60 victories] registered his third Angel Cordero, Jr. award in four years as the leading jockey for the summer meet that concluded Monday, Labor Day, at Saratoga Race Course. […]

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Qurbaan Takes To Soft Turf In Bernard Baruch

Shadwell Stable’s Qurbaan (3-1) found the soft turf course to his liking in Monday’s Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga, skimming the hedge around the far turn and rocketing away to a 2 1/2-length repeat victory. The 6-year-old son of Speightstown, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, ran 1 1/16 miles in […]

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Mandatory Payout: Labor Day Card At Saratoga Features $793,000 Empire 6 Carryover

Monday’s Closing Day card at Saratoga Race Course will be bolstered by a mandatory payout of the Empire 6, which boasts a carryover of $793,567.46 heading into the 11-race Labor Day finale. The lucrative card will be an attractive one for bettors, with mandatory payouts slated for the Early and Late Pick 5 as well […]

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War Of Will ‘Really Thriving’ In Preparation For Pennsylvania Derby

Trainer Mark Casse breezed Grade 1 winners War of Will and Got Stormy over Woodward weekend at Saratoga in preparation for upcoming Grade 1 starts out of town. Gary Barber’s War of Will, a four-time winner with more than $1.5 million in purse earnings, captured the Grade 1 Preakness in May ahead of an off-the-board […]

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‘Exhilarating’ Woodward Win Makes Preservationist Possible For Jockey Club Gold Cup

Centennial Farms’ Preservationist exited his victory in the Grade 1 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets in good order according to trainer Jimmy Jerkens, who scored his second win in the 1 1/8-mile event for older horses at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday. The 6-year-old son of Arch notched his first Grade 1 win in the […]

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Famished: Maiden Winner’s ‘Sustained Finish’ Puts Champagne On The Table

Following a maiden victory at second asking on Saturday, trainer John Kimmel is considering the Grade 1, $500,000 Champagne on October 5 at Belmont Park for Famished, who graduated at second asking going seven furlongs over the Saratoga main track. Owned by Tobey Morton, the Ontario-bred son of Uncle Mo was third in his career […]

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Preservationist Bulls His Way To Woodward Victory

Centennial Farm’s Preservationist showed off his strength of will on Saturday, making his way through a narrow hole and fighting his way to the wire first in the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes. The 6-year-old son of Arch and jockey Junior Alvarado were sent off at 3-1 after a fourth-place finish in the G1 Whitney, but […]

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Mrs. Sippy Splits Rivals, Wins U.S. Debut In Glens Falls

Andrew Stone’s homebred filly Mrs. Sippy made her North American debut a winning one on Saturday, splitting rivals in the stretch and powering to a 3/4-length win in the Grade 2 Glens Falls Stakes at Saratoga. The 4-year-old daughter of Blame and jockey Joel Rosario, sent off at odds of 6-1, completed 1 3/8 miles […]

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